Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

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Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

From $48 per person

Visit the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and take a tour by trajinera in Xochimilco

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at your hotel lobby. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed during the reservation process.


  • Discover Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City
  • Explore canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras
  • Take in the stunning scenery of this area
Full description
Discover the southern part of Mexico City. Follow Insurgentes, the world's largest avenue, passing the Cibeles Fountain, Poliforum Siqueiros, and Plaza de Toros, until you arrive at the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), listed as World Heritage. Admire its famous murals and sculptures, made by artists such as Diego de Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Juan O'Gorman. The campus of the University, built between 1950 and 1954, embodies one of the most emblematic developments of modern Mexican architecture. See the Olympic Stadium of 1968, with a mural by Diego Rivera. Your next destination is Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras, considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets. An unforgettable experience!
  • Shared transportation
  • Spanish and English speaking guide
  • Tour by trajinera in Xochimilco
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • It's highly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Please bring your camera and some extra cash for souvenirs, food, and drinks
Customer reviews

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4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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The attraction is good. Our guide was FANTASTIC

Our guide Hector was incredibly knowledgeable and kind . On the way to the lake he showed us a few very impressive highlights of CDMX that I would have missed if not for him. His driver Jesus was excellent. I would recommend this tour a million times over.

January 7, 2019

Mostly in Spanish, which wasn’t made aware at time of booking. Little history and the boat tour is SO CROWDED. Way too many boats so not relaxing.

January 20, 2020

January 27, 2020

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